The guys are running a man short, so they are joined by Graeme, co-host of the Purple Army Podcast (twitter.com/purplearmypod). They talk about the news of the 2nd round of the playoffs, including: – The Edmonton Oilers are disappointed with calls by the officials. Do they have a right to be? Being down 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks, are the Oilers out of it? – The Nashville Predators are yet to lose at home. Will that trend continue as they aim to close out the St. Louis Blues? – Sidney Crosby is dealing with a concussion. Was it on purpose by Matt Niskanen? Is movingRead More →

The guys are back as they recap the end to the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, including: – Joel’s feelings about the end of the season for his Toronto Maple Leafs – Has the Montreal Canadiens window closed? What do they do this offseason to best prepare for the future? – After a trip to the Finals last year the Sharks are now out in the first round. What does this mean for their franchise? They also preview the second round of the playoffs, looking at The Senators vs Rangers, Capitals vs Penguins, Ducks vs Oilers and Predators vs Blues. Lastly, they lookRead More →

The guys are back as they record with the Leafs and Capitals game freshly ended. Talk talk through the news of the week and the happenings in the NHL playoffs. – The Toronto Maple Leafs are down to the Washington Capitals, but does this mean they’re done? What should the penalty for Nazem Kadri been for his hit on Alex Ovechkin? – With the Pittsburgh Penguins making quick work of the Columbus Blue Jackets, are they bettered suited for a 2nd round matchup against a potentially playoff tested Capitals team? Should Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray start in net in round 2? – With the ChicagoRead More →

The guys are joined by Nick Seguin from Wings Nation this week as he fills in for Joel and they touch on the state of the Detroit Red Wings, including if Ken Holland and Jeff Blashill are the right people to turn around the Wings. They also go through the news of the week, including: – The NHL has officially stated that they will not be going to the Olympics. Does it matter? Is the World Cup of Hockey enough of a “best on best” – Brad Marchand was suspended 2 games for his spear on Jake Dotchin. Was it enough? Does Marchand need toRead More →

The guys are awake and ready to record at their new Saturday morning time as they bring you their takes on the latest happenings in the NHL, including: – John Tavares’ sore hamstring and the impact it has on the New York Islanders’ playoff chances – The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning are coming fast for the Boston Bruins second wild card spot. Will they make it? – The Washington Capitals are coming into the playoffs at the top again. Will they make it? Is this their last chance? – Nikitia Zaitsev is nearing a contract extension. How does compare to Karl Alzner? TheyRead More →

The guys are back and joined by Caleb Eefting of Rönnängs IK as he tells them what it is like to go from playing in Canada to being the leading scorer of the SHL Division 3. They also talk about the news of the week, including: – Sidney Crosby‘s hack on Ryan O’Reilly and slash on Marc Methot. Did Crosby deserve supplemental discipline for his slash? – Freddie Anderson and Tuukka Rask are hurt for their respective teams. How will this impact the playoff race? – What playoff matchups would excite us the most? Lastly, the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week areRead More →

The guys are back as they try to rally through Joel’s Leafs playing the biggest game of the season thus far during the show to talk about the news of the week, including: – Matthew Tkachuk’s suspension for his elbow on Drew Doughty. Has Tkachuk reached the level of players like Andrew Shaw? – Brad Marchand (also in the Andrew Shaw range) is tied for the league lead in points. Where does he rank and how do we all come to terms with this? – What even is an offside anymore? – What do the playoff races look like? Are the teams already set inRead More →

The guys are back as they get ready for the playoff race and touch on the news of the week including: – The Arizona Coyotes struggles getting an arena – The red hot Calgary Flames’ 9 game winning streak – The Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft information will not be publicized – The Eastern conference playoff race is broken down in detail, focusing on who will finish 3rd in the Atlantic division and get the last wild car spot They also talk about their favorite Jelly Belly flavor, what they like about a barber shop, pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games for Hi StickingRead More →

The guys are back and Joel has some very kind words to say about our friends at The Listening Party Podcast. They also break down the dealings at the trade deadline, focusing on the Shattenkirk, Filppula, and Lazar deals. They also touch on the news of the week, including: – The Vegas Golden Knights being officially open for business – Eddie Lack being called out by coach Bill Peters – Is Patrick Kane currently the best player in the NHL? – Josh Ho Sang wearing #66 and should numbers be retired in the NHL They end by picking the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games ofRead More →

The guys are back as the NHL trade deadline is almost here! They start by breaking down the trades of Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal, Brian Boyle, Alex Burrows, Jordie Benn, Michael Stone. Tomas Jurco, Patrick Eaves and Ron Hainsey. They then touch on the recent trend of aggression in hockey, with the addition of the Kesler/Carter fight, the AHL hallway fight and a college player fighting a ref. Joel has tips on how curb the aggression and that tip is using a meat injector. They wrap by previewing the trade deadline to come and pick the Pavel Bure’s of the Week. Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcastRead More →